Sr. Systems Engineer - homedepot.com Release Engineering
Home Depot - Austin, TX

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POSITION PURPOSE -
The Sr. System Engineer for Online Technology is at the IT epicenter of growth in our $70 billion company. You will be responsible for effectively planning and working with engineering teams that build and operate the ecommerce platform for the fifth largest retailer in the world. You thrive in an evolving environment where your team delivers constant improvement. You look at consistent growth as an opportunity to scale vertically, horizontally, and geographically. You measure success in terms of availability and delivery. This is a demanding role that requires focus, adaptability, deep technical knowledge, planning, hands on execution, and a ruthless drive towards higher levels of availability through automation

Daily expectations include:
Develop scripting solutions and automation for application build and deployment (chef, puppet/ruby dsl, fabric, wcbd, rafw, ant, perl, etc)
Performs configuration, debugging and support for multiple infrastructure platforms on moderately complex projects
Performs root cause analysis for service interruption recovery; create preventative measures and present to management.
Perform store & SSC engineering and roll-out implementation. Ability to present ideas and deliver to projects. Interface with Business Stakeholders on projects. Update lead and or manager on escalated issues. May operate as a team lead guiding newer associates or interns
Ability to understand and improve present deployment solutions (capable of maintaining, developing home grown scripts or adopt public domain scripts)
Experience in deployment automation of complex applications (to Tomcat, WAS/WCS, IHS Apache, Endeca targets)

Join The Home Depot's Online Technology organization and surround yourself with incredible people delivering one of the largest, fastest growing ecommerce sites in the world.
The Sr. Systems Engineer develops, maintains and supports The Home Depot's technical infrastructure, hardware, and system software components for moderately complex projects.
Performs configuration, debugging and support for multiple infrastructure platforms on moderately complex projects.
Performs root cause analysis for service interruption recovery; create preventative measures and present to management.
Perform store & SSC engineering and roll-out implementation. Ability to present ideas and manage projects. Interface with Business Stakeholders on complex projects. Update manager on escalated issues. May operate as a team lead guiding newer associates or interns.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY -
Perform installation, maintenance and support of system software, hardware and infrastructure and user support for moderately complex projects. May oversee this effort if acting in team lead capacity.
Perform store & SSC engineering and roll-out implementation.
Perform configuration, debugging and support for infrastructure platform for moderately complex projects.
Perform root cause analysis for service interruption recovery; create preventative measures.
Provide technical direction to System and Associate Engineers, Operations Specialists, and contractors.
Interface with Business Stakeholders on all applicable projects. Update manager on all escalated issues.

NATURE AND SCOPE -
Typically reports to Manager, Information Technology
Responsible for helping others and providing on-the-job training or guidance
ESSENTIAL SKILLS

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS -

Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must pass the Drug Test.
Must successfully complete any required training or orientation courses.

EDUCATION REQUIRED -

The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diplomas and/or GED.

YEARS OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE - 5

PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS -

Frequent periods are spent standing or sitting in the same location with some opportunity to move about; occasionally there may be a need to stoop or lift light objects (typically less than 8 pounds).

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS -

Knowledge and experience with computer hardware, operating systems and system software.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS -
BS Computer Science or related field, MS a plus.
5-7 years' experience is preferred.
Extensive experience building, deploying, operating, and supporting distributed applications and infrastructure
Web development or shell scripting (Java, JACL, Bash, KSH, JavaScript)
ITIL knowledge or Certification; Incident and Problem Management
Proven track record for on time project delivery
Deep understanding of scripting solutions for deployment of web applications
Linux / Unix (Red Hat, AIX)
Troubleshooting multi-tier web problems across platforms
Strong communication skills

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES -
Solid knowledge of the PC (hardware and software) is essential.
Ability to listen to what the user is saying and then interrpret what he/ she is trying to get across.
Ability to work autonomously and with a diverse team.
Ability to communicate at all levels within the organization.
Ability to present ideas and manage projects.

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